Prague Twin

Sunday, January 29, 2006

If it aint broke...

Well I'm not saying the millitary is broke but if this is any indication of things to come, I think we could see a full blown draft soon.

Or just the troop drawdowns irrespective of the situation on the ground, as the article below suggests.

6 Comments:

  • I'm not so sure this means the draft will come back, but it seems to be a sure sign that we don't have enough men (and women) in the military. Well over 2 million at the end of Bush's (father) term and just over 1.3 million at the end of Clinton's second term. I believe you can guess whom I blame. Two good posts, good job (and it is a jop too, isn't it?)

    By Blogger Roger Fraley, at 11:40 PM  

  • Good point. And thanks for the compliment. (It is a job. I'm doing it mostly to force myself to write.) Problem is, Bush II knew what the situation was going in, and I'm not buying their crap about not predicting the insurgency. Hell, I predicted the insurgency, and who am I? Thats right: Nobody.

    When you plan for anything, you have to look at what you got going in. Call it budgeting, call it what you will.

    I'm curious how all those people were let go. I did hear that during Clinton, you actually had to have some skills to get into the millitary. There was one story in particular about a town in Kentucky where nearly 50% of all High School Graduating boys went into the millitary, but that alot couldn't get in any more.

    Do you have any specifics on how the numbers were reduced? Were people discharged or did they just raise recruitment standards or what?

    I guess Clinton was trying to balance the budget, or something of that nature.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 6:49 PM  

  • Remember all the reduction in government president Clinton was so boastful of? That’s right, it was the military that got cut and not the bureaucracy as he led us to believe. Too bad there wasn’t an alternate media then, he would have never gotten away with it.

    By Anonymous Arch Stanton, at 2:26 AM  

  • Thanks for your comment Arch.

    Any idea how they got those 700,000 out of the army. Im curious.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 7:59 PM  

  • Start here.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/report/crs/RL30440.pdf

    This is as near as I can tell a complete list of the base closures that occured under Clinton.

    By Anonymous Arch Stanton, at 9:17 PM  

  • Sorry, last post was truncated

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/
    military/library/report/crs/RL30440.pdf

    By Anonymous Arch Stanton, at 9:18 PM  

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